Housewares: Store Brands New Frontier

With consumer loyalty to store brands in food, beverages, health and beauty products firmly established, retailers are eyeing the $85 billion housewares and kitchenwares category business as the new frontier for store brands penetration. From supermarkets to mass merchandisers, the category is demonstrating that private label can be just as innovative and appealing as any national brand. Bob Vosburgh analyzes the products, trends, retailers and suppliers. Click here for Video

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There’s Profit in Ethnic Tastes

Foods once considered exotic are now the norm. Mexican, Asian, and Indian flavors are everywhere. Millennials and Baby Boomers alike are keys to the interest in ethnic foods.

Baby Care

Babies may not be consumers yet, but they have quite an impact on retailing and in private label in particular. It may get larger, too, as millennials start forming families.

New Breakfast For Champions

Breakfast of champions used to say it all. But now, a new generation has redefined what it means and everyone is hoping to catch up.

Can Store Brands Clean Up Laundry Sales?

For decades, national brands have dominated the laundry category, but a new generation of young men and women is redefining what consumers want and will buy.

Alternative Milk

Milk is milk! Unless it is soy milk or almond milk or any of the other alternatives that have found their way onto the dairy shelves of America’s supermarkets.

An American Tradition Goes Private Label

Let’s face it. There’s nothing like a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But today’s young eaters (and their parents) are looking for more than tradition. They have taste buds which transcend the norm.